Research Interests: Cultural mediation of communication technologies and texts; construction of political and gender identities through the media; domestication of technologies (computers, telephones) in cultural contexts (the home, theKibbutz); privacy and other technological threats from an intercultural perspective; feminist, technological, developmental theory; media education.
Room: Rabin Complex 8034
Rivka Ribak has BA in psychology and art history from the University of Haifa (1987); she has Master's degree in communication from the Hebrew University (1989) and Ph.D. in communication from the University of California, San Diego (1993). She teaches courses in media theory, communication technology, gender, teens and media
Liebes,T., Katz, E., and Ribak, R. (1991). Ideological reproduction. Political Behavior,13, 235-252.
Liebes,T. and Ribak, R. (1991). Democracy at risk: The reflection of politicalalienation in attitudes towards the media.CommunicationTheory, 1,239-252.
Liebes,T. and Ribak, R. (1991). A mother's battle against TV news: A case study ofpolitical socialization.Discourseand Society, 2,203-222.
Liebes,T. and Ribak, R. (1992). The contribution of family culture to politicalparticipation, political outlook, and its reproduction.Communication Research, 19,618-641.
Liebes,T. and Ribak, R. (1993). Socialization to Conflict: How Jewish and Arabadolescents in Israel negotiate their political identity.International Journal of PublicOpinion Research, 5,362-368.
Liebes,T. and Ribak, R. (1994). In defense of negotiated readings: How moderates on eachside of the conflict interpretintifadanews.Journal of Communication, 44,108-124.
Ribak, R. (1997). Socialization as and through conversation: Political discourse inIsraeli families.ComparativeEducation Review, 41/1,71-96.
Ribak, R. (2001). "In the beginning...": Israeli Jews and Arabs constructintifadasand selves.International and InterculturalCommunication Annual, 23,295-318.
Ribak, R. (2001). "Like immigrants": Negotiating power in the face of thehome computer.New Media and Society, 3/2,220-238.
Cohen, J. and Ribak, R. (2003).Genderdifferences in pleasure from television texts: The case ofAllyMcBeal.Women'sStudies in Communication,26/1,118.
Ribak, R. and Turow, J. (2003). Internet power and social context: A globalizationapproach to web privacy concerns.Journalof Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 47/3,328.
Tsfati, Y., Ribak, R. &Cohen, J. (2005).Rebelde Wayin Israel: Parental perceptions oftelevision influence and monitoring of children's social and media activities.Mass Communication and Society8/1, 3-22.
Ribak, R. and Rosenthal, M. (2006). From the field phone to the mobile phone: Acultural biography of the telephone in Kibbutz Y.New Media and Society, 8/4,551-572.
Ribak, R. (2006). Cultural reflections on the mobile phone in parent-teenrelationships. In F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec and C. Ess (Eds.),Cultural Attitudes TowardsTechnology and Communication 2006,pp. 595-605. Australia: MurdochUniversity Press.
Ribak, R. (2007). "Privacy is a basic American value": Globalization and theconstruction of web privacy in Israel.TheCommunication Review,10/1,1-27.
Ribak, R. (2007). Children&new media: Some reflections on the ampersand.Journal of Children and Media, 1/1,68-76.
Hijazi-Omari,H. and Ribak, R. (forthcoming). Playing with fire: On the domestication of the mobile phone among Palestinian teenage girls in Israel. Information, Communication and Society.